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Oregano Flavored Oaxaca Cheese

Olive oil, chipotle powder, oregano and garlic; a wonderfully spicy marinade for Oaxaca cheese. 

 

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Serve with some bolillo rolls or a nice crusty bread, you'll want to sop up some of the marinade along with the cheese. 

Want to make some? I'll show you how I did it. 

 

I wanted to make something different for our last family cookout. I'm very happy that everyone likes my Goat Cheese Torte and asks me to bring it to our family gatherings, but I wanted to make something along those lines only a little different. I was watching the T.V. program Mexican Made Easy,  lo and behold, she made this wonderful marinated cheese. And so did I. 

 

The recipe calls for a round disk of the cheese. I could only find the strips and they worked out well too. 

 

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You'll need Oaxaca cheese, olive oil, oregano, chipotle powder and minced garlic. 

 

Since I didn't have a round of cheese I decided to dice it. 

 

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To the cheese add, olive oil, oregano, 

 

 

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minced garlic and chipotle powder. 

Mix well. 

 

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To insure that every little cube of cheese is well marinated, put into a plastic storage bag and lay flat, turning occasionally. 

Now, it doesn't  it get any easier than that for a flavor packed appetizer. 

Here's the recipe. 

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Oregano Flavored Oaxaca Cheese

appetizers, cheese/eggs

1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon dried crumbled mexican oregano
1 teaspoon chipotle powder
5 cloves garlic
one 10-ounce round disk oaxaca cheese
2 bolillo rolls, sliced

Directions
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, oregano, chipotle
powder and garlic until well combined.

Meanwhile, carve out about a 1-inch-deep hole in the center of the cheese
to form a bowl. Place the cheese in a glass bowl and pour the olive oil
mixture inside the cavity and all over the cheese, including the sides. Let
stand for 1 hour at room temperature. Serve alongside sliced bolillo
rolls.

Notes: Marcela Valladolid

Yield: 4 to 6 servings


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And that's that. 

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